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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Angela Cervantes


Appearing courtesy of Scholastic

Angela Cervantes is a writer and poet. Her poems and short stories have appeared in The Kansas City Star and "Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul." In June 2014, "Gaby, Lost and Found" was named the winner of Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Award for Best Youth Chapter Book (English Language Fiction). The International Latino Book Awards are the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino culture and literature. Cervantes currently lives and writes in Kansas City where she founded the Latino Writers Collective.

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Scheduled events:
Friday - School Visit
School visits are individually scheduled. For questions or additional information, please contact Cheryl Schrader-Gerken at gerken.cheryl@gmail.com

Friday - School Visit
Fri, Mar 10, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Children / Teens

Panelists: Angela Cervantes, Matthew Cordell, Joe Hayes, Deborah Hopkinson, Teri Kanefield, Antonio Sacre
Finding Your Inner Hero as a Girl
Finding your own courage and voice as a girl continues to be difficult within families, school and society. Three authors will talk about girls and the ways they have written to highlight girls finding their own inner heroes.

Education Room 353 (Seats 117, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Angela Cervantes, Kelly Jensen, Erin Entrada Kelly
Moderator: Hannah Gomez
Where are we? Latinos in Children's Books
Four Latino/a authors will share their perspectives on the books currently being published that feature Latinos as well as what is missing. The lack of diversity in children's books is a frequent critique and the growing population of Latinos indicates a tremendous need for books with Latino content.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Angela Cervantes, Juana Martinez-Neal, Yuyi Morales, Antonio Sacre
Moderator: Carol Brochin

Books:
Allie, First at Last
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
March 2016
ISBN 9780545812238
Hardcover, 208 pages
$16.99, INSTORE
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Allie Velasco wants to be a trailblazer.A trendsetter.A winner.No better feeling exists in the world than stepping to the top of a winner’s podium and hoisting a trophy high in the air. More/less

Gaby, Lost and Found
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
July 2013
ISBN 9780545489454
Hardcover, 220 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
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Gaby enjoys working at the local animal shelter and wants to adopt a cat but is unsure of her own living situation when her mother is deported back to Honduras.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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